Met Department


7.0 magnitude quake jolts Tajikistan; tremors felt across North India

New Delhi: A high-intensity earthquake hit the Central Asian country of Tajikistan today, tremors of which were felt in parts of north India, including Delhi and Kashmir. According to National Seismological Division of the Ministry of Earth Science, the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Tajikistan at 1.20 pm (IST). The depth of the earthquake was recorded at 25 km. Tremors were also felt in the National Capital Region (NCR). But, there were no immediate reports of loss of lives and property. Mild tremors were felt in Kashmir but there were no reportsRead More

Met Department, Uttarakhand Govt. in war of words over timely warning of calmity

Dehradun: Uttarakhand MeT department on Sunday said it had issued “timely” warnings of heavy rains and landslides while the state government claimed there was not enough prior indication of a “crisis of this magnitude”. Uttarakhand Met department Director Anand Sharma said that they had issued these advisories from June 14 for the next couple of days and even suggested that the Char Dham yatra of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri be postponed for 4-5 days. Uttarakhand Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya admitted that the Met department had issued the warningRead More